Hinting at this week's battle for the open House speaker chair, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said that Republicans lack discipline and have failed to take their message to the American people.

The "number one thing we have to do" is "elevate the debate and take the argument to the other side," said Jordan.

"I think what happens all too often is we forfeit before the ref[eree] blows the whistle," Jordan told students from the Young America's Foundation Saturday.

Citing a Washington Post poll last weekend that found over 60 percent of Republican voters believe Republican leadership has betrayed them, Jordan noted the word "betrayed."

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